Archive | April, 2012

50 Youth Ministry Freebies From Leadertreks

Our friends over at Leadertreks are providing some sweet freebies! They feature assessments, team building initiatives, illustrations, Bible studies, and activities. One of Leadertreks goals is to provide quality resources for youth workers, helping them develop student leaders. In fact, Leadertreks are so committed to helping youth workers, they give away more stuff than they […]

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Deal of The Day! $5 Group Magazine Digital Subscription

Are you kidding me? $5 for a year of Group Magazine Digital? That’s a mistake right? Well, apparently not… And, not only that, you can now get it on Apple and Android platforms! $5 has got to be one of the best stewardship decisions for any youth worker to make. Click here to get the […]

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Mission Trip Fundraisers – Are Car Washes A Bad Idea?

Just this week my good mate Brit, (I like his name), wrote a post concerning the disparity of car washes collecting money compared to the homeless not being allowed to collect money on the streets. It’s a great post, you can read it here. Well, here’s the deal, Brit’s post really got me thinking about […]

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Youth Ministry Training FREEBIE: Jesus Centered Youth Ministry

Here is a great FREEBIE for you! Whether you are a volunteer youth worker, or full-time in the trenches you should take 30 minutes to watch this training given by Rick Lawrence from Group Publishing. Thanks Rick! You can also pick up Rick’s new book: 99 Thoughts on Jesus-Centered Living” – by Rick Lawrence  

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5 Ways To Finish Out The School Year Well

It’s already April! Most people have returned from their Spring break trips, (I didn’t get away and I wished I had). For most people, their mindset is already looking to the Summer and many of you are already seeing numbers take a dip as the weather warms up or Spring sports hit full speed ahead… […]

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4 Plans Every Youth Worker Should Be Making? Part 4: A Personal Plan

What’s your personal plan? I’m not talking about loving God, loving students and doing ministry for the next year. Have you prayed about the course your ministry is taking? Have you prayed about the next steps for you? You know, will you be in youth ministry all your life or will you one day ‘grow […]

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2012 Graduation Gift Set From Simply Youth Ministry

Simply Youth Ministry is offering an incredible graduation gift set for your high school graduates. It’s an incredible deal with 3 super practical and engaging books from Doug Fields, Josh Griffin, and Chuck Bomar. If you are looking to honor and love on your grads, you should check out this sweet deal!  Phil <><

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4 Plans Every Youth Worker Should Be Making? Part 3: Seasonal Planning

In my previous posts I talked about the importance of youth workers being strategic planners and people who have a long-term teaching plan. Having a good prayerful plan can often be the key to greater effectiveness and help us hang in for the long haul. I know it is not always in our DNA as […]

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4 Plans Every Youth Worker Should Be Making? Part 2: A Long-Term Teaching Plan

In my previous post we introduced the importance of good strategic planning in youth ministry. Even though good planning is not in the DNA of many youth workers, it is a necessity if we want to have greater effectiveness as well as being able to hang in for the long haul. Today, we’re going to […]

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4 Plans Every Youth Worker Should Be Making? Part 1

It’s Spring Break here in South East Michigan, (although we had snow flurries after 80f temps a few weeks back). It’s typical that here in Michigan during Spring break, vast numbers of families leave to head South to warm places like Florida… Except people like me… I am sitting in my local Starbucks watching the […]

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